Chelmsford Business Park was a partnership between Essex County Council and Churchmanor created to regenerate a problematic 40 acre site on the edge of the county town.
The key task was to prepare a masterplan to address the particular planning challenges raised by the site which included a dilapidated Grade II listed country house and an ancient monument.
It was important to create an immediate visual impact by delivering the first phase of the principal estate road early in the development process. This included substantial structural planting and landscaping.
Ultimately 350,000 sq ft of new accommodation has been completed within a landscaped setting and the development is home to several major European and UK companies.
Our joint venture ensured that Essex County Council benefited from both enhanced land value and a share in the success of the development.